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C 294/2 EN Official Journal of the European Communities 23.9.


Information procedure — technical regulations

(98/C 294/02)
(Text with EEA relevance)

—ÙDirective 83/189/EEC of 28 March 1983 laying down a procedure for the provision of
information in the field of technical standards and regulations
(OJ L 109, 26.4.1983, p. 8).
—ÙDirective 88/182/EEC of 22 March 1988 amending Directive 83/189/EEC
(OJ L 81, 26.3.1988, p. 75).
—ÙDirective 94/10/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 23 March 1994
materially amending for the second time Directive 83/189/EEC
(OJ L 100, 19.4.1994, p. 30).
Notifications of draft national technical regulations received by the Commission.

ReferenceØ(Î) Title EcheanceØ(Ï)

98/372/UK MPT 1717 (Base Standards: ETS 300Ø630, ETS 300Ø631) Performance Specifications for 18.11.1998
low capacity digital radio-relay systems operating in frequency bands 1Ø350-1Ø375 MHz
paired with 1Ø492-1Ø517 MHz
98/375/D First Order amending the Order on plant used to handle water-endangering substances 20.11.1998
and on special works (German designation: VAwS)
98/376/F Order approving the provisions supplementing and amending the Safety Regulation on 20.11.1998
fire hazards and emergencies in public access buildings
98/377/P Draft Order in Council on the ‘Transport, Safe-keeping, Handling and Distribution of 27.11.1998
98/380/NL Regulation on private security organisations and investigation bureaus and associated 25.11.1998
certification regulations
98/381/D German Pharmacopoeia 1999 — (German designation: DAB 1999) (national provisions 27.11.1998
98/378/P Draft Order in Council on the ‘Conditions governing the operation and management of 27.11.1998
centres for the acceptance and inspection of anti-theft and burglar alarms and the instal-
lation, management, maintenance and operation of security systems’
98/379/P Draft Order in Council on ‘the obligation for bars and restaurants to be covered by 27.11.1998
private insurance’
98/382/S Flammable gas in loose containers 30.11.1998

(Î)ÙYear — registration number — Member State of origin.
(Ï)ÙPeriod during which the draft may not be adopted.
(Ð)ÙNo standstill period since the Commission accepts the grounds of urgent adoption invoked by the notifying Member State.
(Ñ)ÙNo standstill period since the measure concerns technical specifications or other requirements linked to fiscal or financial measures, pursuant to the
third indent of the second paragraph of Article 1(9) of Directive 93/189/EEC.
(Ò)ÙInformation procedure closed.

The Commission draws attention to the judgment given on 30 April 1996 in the ‘CIA Security’
case (C-194/94), in which the Court of Justice ruled that Articles 8 and 9 of Directive
83/189/EEC are to be interpreted as meaning that individuals may rely on them before the
national court which must decline to apply a national technical regulation which has not been
notified in accordance with the Directive.
This judgment confirms the Commission’s communication of 1 October 1986 (OJ C 245,
1.10.1986, p. 4).
Accordingly, breach of the obligation to notify renders the technical regulations concerned
inapplicable, so that they are unenforceable against individuals.
Information on these notifications can be obtained from the national administrations, a list of
which was published in Official Journal of the European Communities C 324 of 30 October